My stepdad’s health is improving, thank goodness! He is out of the hospital and recovering at home. It wasn’t COVID-19, but a serious bacterial infection. We’re all grateful that he received good care, and that he is on the mend. Tonight, we’re having a Zoom party with my side of the family, so I’ll be able to see with my own eyes how he is doing. The party is a birthday celebration for someone in the family, with each household providing their own cake or dessert. Should be fun!
Last Sunday, we had a nice long Zoom gathering with Mr. Bookwyrm’s side of the family. It was great to see my siblings-in-law and all the nieces and nephews. We got to “meet” our adorable great-niece for the first time; she is nearly a year old now. We spent the whole time catching up on what everyone is doing, and agreeing that we miss getting together… so we decided meet via Zoom once a month. Whenever I feel frustrated that I can’t go see our families, I remind myself how lucky we are to have the technology to stay in touch even during a pandemic.
I’m plugging along with Tour de Fleece, trying to finish up a couple of spinning projects I started as far back as last winter. I’m on the second of the two now, and will soon be able to start a brand-new project. I plan to spin something from the stash, but I’ll decide what based on my mood at the time. I’m also nearly done with the shawlette or decorative scarf I have been knitting.
Last Week on the Blog
- Sunday Post – 6/28/2020 – this post
- My Most Anticipated Releases for July–December 2020 – Top Ten Tuesday
- The Corpse with the Crystal Skull (Lynn Cahoon) – review and blog tour
- News & Notes – 7/04/2020
- Sunday Post – 7/05/2020 – this post
This Week on the Blog
- Joining the Diversity Reading Challenge 2020
- Once Ghosted, Twice Shy by Alyssa Cole – review
- News & Notes – 7/11/2020 – very tentative
- Sunday Post – 7/12/2020 – tentative
What I’m Reading/Watching
Reading: On Sunday, I finished Once Ghosted, Twice Shy (Alyssa Cole) for the COYER readathon in support of Black authors, then plunged into The Corpse with the Crystal Skull by Cathy Ace for this week’s tour. After that, I finished up my reread of Swallowdale by Arthur Ransome. Currently, I’m reading Get a Life, Chloe Brown because it’s only checked out for another week, and Powers That Be because a review of the trilogy got me thinking about rereading it again. And I’m still reading Riviera Gold (ARC) by Laurie R. King. (Click titles for my review or to see the title on Goodreads.)
Listening: Just a few podcasts. I haven’t decided on a new audiobook yet. I might continue with my Harry Potter re-listen, or try something else.
Watching: We watched two Miss Marple mysteries, A Caribbean Mystery and Nemesis; a Cadfael episode, “The Virgin in the Ice”; Captain America: The Winter Soldier (all for the second time); and saw Ant-Man for the first time. To celebrate July 4, we rewatched 1776 (the musical.)
Added to the Hoard
For Review or Review Consideration
Many thanks to Tor for The Relentless Moon — I can’t wait to read it! Thank you also to Crooked Lane Books for A Deadly Edition, and Avon for Take a Hint, Dani Brown. (Click title for Goodreads link.)
From the Library
Purchased (Kindle, print, or audio)
Kindle: Searching for Dragons; The Lost Queen; The Wallflower Wager; The Spymaster’s Lady; The Weight of the Stars; A Heart So Fierce and Broken; Upright Women Wanted. Audiobooks (Audible, Libro.fm, or Chirp): Silverswift (Audible Original) (Click title for Goodreads page or my review.)